Monday, August 11, 2014

KCS names VP intermodal; AVP mechanical operations

Kansas City Southern named Erik Hansen vice president intermodal and Daniel Bozung assistant vice president mechanical operations.

 

Hansen is responsible for intermodal sales and marketing and intermodal and automotive operations. He is based in Kansas City and reports to executive vice president sales and marketing Patrick Ottensmeyer.

"We are delighted that Erik has joined the KCS management team," said Ottensmeyer. "He brings a wealth of experience and leadership across a wide spectrum, including sales, marketing, operations and finance. His expertise in the Mexican intermodal market, in particular, fits very well with KCS' strategic focus."

Hansen joins KCS after more than 25 years in leadership positions at A.P. Moller-Maersk and affiliated companies. Most recently, he served as managing director of Maersk Line Middle America, where he managed an organization of 200 people in six countries. Prior to that, Hansen served as country and regional chief financial officer for subsidiaries in A.P. Moller, Maersk in the Far East and later in Latin America. In each of these roles, he developed and executed growth and efficiency improvement strategies in a multi-cultural environment.

Bozung will lead the development of KCS' new work management system and implement a technical training program for locomotive mechanics. He is based in Kansas City and reports to vice president mechanical operations Gary Jarboe.

"Dan leads with integrity, while exercising extraordinary business acumen," said Jarboe. "These are qualities that we always seek in our leadership team and are especially important during this period of unprecedented growth."

Bozung joins KCS from Caterpillar, Inc., where he held positions in marketing, corporate public affairs and supply chain management.

 

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